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Windows 7: Virus Help!!!

03 Jun 2010   #1
Bconrath

Windows 7
 
 
Virus Help!!!

So I seem to have found myself with a Virus/program that I can't seem to easily locate. Something one my Laptop is preventing me from opening these network connection listed below.

Windows automatic update
Vuze(Azureus) torrent search engine
Yahoo messenger
Windows Live Messenger
ITunes Store From ITunes app

There Have been other little glitches occurring randomly but nothing that can't be explained be a software glitch or frame slip in my internet.


If anyone has and advice on how to locate and remove the app. that is blocking these internet protocols, it would be a great help.

Bconrath


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03 Jun 2010   #2
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

On a clean machine download several of the AV CDs from the web page link below, burn them to CDs, boot them and do a full scan of your machine. Once you believe it is clean then try the machine on line. Immediately go get all Windows Updates, install MSE, and Malwarebytes.

Downloadable Computer Repair CDs | Technibble
http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
Malwarebytes
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03 Jun 2010   #3
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Hi, Bconrath.

Without further information, it sounds like a rogue such as those described at the link below is on your computer, most likely from downloading an infected file via P2P. See if the instructions for RKill and MBAM help: How to remove XP Security Tool 2010, XP Defender Pro, and Vista Security Tool 2010 (Uninstall Guide).
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03 Jun 2010   #4
Krispy1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corrine View Post
Hi, Bconrath.

Without further information, it sounds like a rogue such as those described at the link below is on your computer, most likely from downloading an infected file via P2P. See if the instructions for RKill and MBAM help: How to remove XP Security Tool 2010, XP Defender Pro, and Vista Security Tool 2010 (Uninstall Guide).
exactly this. run rkill and then malware bytes
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04 Jun 2010   #5
wee

XP/W7/Lucid/Arch
 
 

malwarebytes is a excellent av but superantispyware is way more robust, as far as free av software goes. SUPERAntiSpyware.com | Remove Malware | Remove Spyware - AntiMalware, AntiSpyware, AntiAdware!
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04 Jun 2010   #6
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wee View Post
malwarebytes is a excellent av but superantispyware is way more robust, as far as free av software goes. SUPERAntiSpyware.com | Remove Malware | Remove Spyware - AntiMalware, AntiSpyware, AntiAdware!
wee,

For the benefit of someone who could misunderstand, SAS is an anti-malware/anti-spyware software, not an antivirus software.
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04 Jun 2010   #7
wee

XP/W7/Lucid/Arch
 
 

Dually noted you are correct, but it has a wider use of application in cleaning up. Some things like this are stuff that people have to investigate and not just take one persons=me opinion. Whether you use malwarebytes or any other, the more that any offers is not going to be a hindrance unless your trying to run a live system against another like trying to run MSE with Avast at the same time.

The best safety is knowing what your doing and being prepared for any possible scenario, and really maybe using a OS that doesn't have a big target on it, due to a market flooded with it and inherent designs that do not protect you out of the box. All you have to do with a fresh install of Windows is open internet explorer and you have instant addware cookies. This is not a good scenario, for the user who may not even be aware of a limited account to begin with. I like windows and it can be run safely, but nearly as easy as a apple or open source setup.
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04 Jun 2010   #8
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wee View Post
malwarebytes is a excellent av but superantispyware is way more robust, as far as free av software goes. SUPERAntiSpyware.com | Remove Malware | Remove Spyware - AntiMalware, AntiSpyware, AntiAdware!
I don't see a point in posting that in a thread like this.

Considering Malwarebytes has been suggested, would it not be more helpful to suggest scanning with SUPERAntiSpyware as well, especially if Malwarebytes doesn't find anything.

Bconrath, you have been given good advice so far. I won't add anything unless you post back reporting a problem is still there.
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04 Jun 2010   #9
wee

XP/W7/Lucid/Arch
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by malexous View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wee View Post
malwarebytes is a excellent av but superantispyware is way more robust, as far as free av software goes. SUPERAntiSpyware.com | Remove Malware | Remove Spyware - AntiMalware, AntiSpyware, AntiAdware!
I don't see a point in posting that in a thread like this.

Considering Malwarebytes has been suggested, would it not be more helpful to suggest scanning with SUPERAntiSpyware as well, especially if Malwarebytes doesn't find anything.

Bconrath, you have been given good advice so far. I won't add anything unless you post back reporting a problem is still there.
Isn't life wonderful when it's seen through the lens of a personal reality. My first post was not incorrect nor wrong neither was my second, although I could have left out the second paragraph as it is not needed no matter how true it is. Why are you people so keen on advising (when there are moderators and a report button), then feel the need to deprecate a response to this with a personal opinion, that is only a mirror image of my own.
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04 Jun 2010   #10
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wee View Post
Dually noted you are correct, but it has a wider use of application in cleaning up. Some things like this are stuff that people have to investigate and not just take one persons=me opinion. Whether you use malwarebytes or any other, the more that any offers is not going to be a hindrance unless your trying to run a live system against another like trying to run MSE with Avast at the same time.
I think we all have our "favorites", for what ever reason. You raise a good point about not trying to run two programs at the same time, whether they be A/V or A-M. In fact, I recommend a shutdown/restart between scans if running a scan with multiple programs.
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